Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

LA City Council Adopts Resolution To End Iraq War (ALL troops should be home in a few days, right?)
Knbc.com ^ | 10/16/2007 | KNBC.com

Posted on 10/16/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT by Mark

LA City Council Adopts Resolution To End Iraq War Resolution Calls For Withdrawal Of All U.S. Troops From Iraq

POSTED: 1:59 pm PDT October 16, 2007 UPDATED: 6:28 pm PDT October 16, 2007 LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for an end to the war in Iraq, making it the largest city in the nation to make such a call.

"Today the city of Los Angeles is sending a message loud and clear -end the war in Iraq," Councilman Bill Rosendahl said, drawing cheers from an anti-war audience packing the council chamber.

"We are calling for an immediate and complete withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq," said Rosendahl, who introduced the resolution. "We have lost too many of our young men and women to this illegal and unjust war."

The resolution passed on a 12-2 vote, with Dennis Zine and Greig Smith dissenting. Councilman Jose Huizar was not present for the vote.

Rosendahl said that among the more than 3,500 members of the military who have died in Iraq, 409 came from California, including 115 from the Los Angeles area and 25 from the city.

"Supporting our troops does not mean keeping them in Iraq," he said. "Supporting our troops means taking them out of this war and bringing them home."

Rosendahl said the expense of fighting the war has meant that more than $4.5 billion in tax revenues have been diverted from Los Angeles.

"This war has diverted funds that could be used for important domestic needs that would improve the quality of life for Los Angeles residents," he said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; liberals; losangeles; surrendermonkeys
Oh brother! More lunacy.
1 posted on 10/16/2007 7:01:37 PM PDT by Mark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Mark

Now if they would only end the war on unborn babies and Christians.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 7:03:07 PM PDT by Always Right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark

Bring’em to LA to fight the Gang Banger street gangs.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 7:07:15 PM PDT by TaMoDee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark
As f*&ked-up as LA is.. one would think that the council members might have more pressing matters to handle.
4 posted on 10/16/2007 7:07:16 PM PDT by USMA '71
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Always Right

These idiots would really begin screaming if Homeland Security withdrew the anti-terror funding that comes in to that rat hole of a city.


5 posted on 10/16/2007 7:09:33 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mark

The message I get “loud and clear” is that politicians in LA are a bunch of immature nutjobs.


6 posted on 10/16/2007 7:09:54 PM PDT by caisson71
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: USMA '71

like keeping the mayors night stick holstered


7 posted on 10/16/2007 7:10:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: USMA '71

They can’t handle anything meaningful. It may entail getting off their asses to actually do something.


8 posted on 10/16/2007 7:11:13 PM PDT by caisson71
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Mark

Frankly, I’d be happy enough if the LA city council would destroy the Crips and Bloods, and the Latino street gangs that make life there so unhealthy for so many.


9 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: USMA '71

Well, now they are putting an emergency measure on the next ballot to replace the current(apparently illegallly imposed) phone tax. By declaring it an emegency measure, only 50%+ vote needed.


10 posted on 10/16/2007 7:13:53 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Mark
The one positive thing I can say about the Left is that they have the unique ability to constantly prove that any idiot can get elected to public office in the United States.
11 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:52 PM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: USMA '71

Symbolism over substance............

More crap from the calleefornicators.

I think there’s something in the water that causes them to go nuts.
If they want the amount of money that was wasted on the war, maybe they can make it up by taking a collection from all the left-wing whackos that live in their liberal paradise.


12 posted on 10/16/2007 7:15:16 PM PDT by GVNR (Liberal's definition of "winning the war against Bush" is "losing the war against terror".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Mark

Did they bother to make a copy of the resolution in English?


13 posted on 10/16/2007 7:25:46 PM PDT by Yogafist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark

Good, that’ll do it, “Peace In Our Time”.

I can sleep tonight.

And to think I was worried about all those darned Muzzies nuking NYC, Wash. DC and LA.

Silly me.


14 posted on 10/16/2007 7:28:22 PM PDT by garyhope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txroadkill


(L-R) LA City Council President pro-tem Wendy Greuel, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Council President Eric Garcetti, Leatherboy.

Welcome to politics, LA style.

Photo from the Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood 2006, courtesy of Boi From Troy.

15 posted on 10/16/2007 7:30:51 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: GVNR

I’m still waiting for the big one.


16 posted on 10/16/2007 7:33:45 PM PDT by mimaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mark
FBI's 2003 crime statistics for Los Angeles City. It's nice to know the parochial L.A. councilmembers have free time to chime in on Presidential issues a half a world away . . .

Murder: 515
Forcible Rape: 1,226
Robbery: 16,577
Aggravated Assault: 30,506
Burglary: 25,115
Larceny or Theft: 77,111
Car Theft: 33,555
Arson: 2,072

17 posted on 10/16/2007 7:53:08 PM PDT by Hornitos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark
I thought the jobs of city councils everywhere was to pick up the trash and fill the potholes.

In most places, they can't even do that.

18 posted on 10/16/2007 7:57:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hornitos

I think that crime rate per capita could be higher than present day Iraq’s!


19 posted on 10/16/2007 8:36:33 PM PDT by Otaku6 ("Peace through Superior Firepower" Brotherhood of Steel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Mark

They need to focus on the war within their jurisdiction, the one between the gang like the Cripts and the Bloods.


20 posted on 10/16/2007 8:36:39 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Get the U.S. out of the U.N. and get the U.N. out of the U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I’m sure LA could use that money for their WIC (Women and Children’s) programs, and maybe throw some more at their hopeless school system. In other words, just spend and spend until it’s all gone. And when Al-Qaeda comes calling, they can all scoot safely back over the border into Mexico.


21 posted on 10/16/2007 8:40:06 PM PDT by Snapping Turtle (Slow down and get a grip!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Hornitos

How do these statistics compare with other major cities? Higher? Lower?


22 posted on 10/16/2007 8:44:59 PM PDT by garyhope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Hornitos

Sounds like they’ve had almost as many dead in 5 years in LA as in Iraq. Maybe we should declare LA a failed city, and pull all Americans out.

That would probably reduce their population by at least 10%...


23 posted on 10/16/2007 8:45:51 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Otaku6
Not to seem flippant over people's lives, but you have a valid point. The per capita murder rate in the City of Los Angeles is higher than the U.S. heroes combat fatality rate in Iraq, which the councilmembers are condemning President Bush for.

Iraq: 27,500,000 people according to the C.I.A.
Los Angeles: 3,819,000 people in 2003, according to the U.S. Census

There have been 3146 American heroes' deaths since 3/19/2003, which is almost 700 per year.

Los Angeles City alone has almost 500 homicides each year.

Living in Iraq under President Bush's "failed policies" is many times safer than living under the Democrat-rules (and ruined) Los Angeles.

24 posted on 10/16/2007 9:08:47 PM PDT by Hornitos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Hornitos

Er, Living in Iraq under President Bush’s “failed policies” is many times safer than living under the Democrat-ruled (and ruined) Los Angeles.


25 posted on 10/16/2007 9:10:20 PM PDT by Hornitos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Mark
Yeah... the same City Of Los Angeles that's swamped by illegal aliens. I noticed they didn't mention redeploying the troops to secure our borders. The Left is still invested in defeat. The City Of Angels must have missed the memo about the good news from Iraq - so much so the MSM no longer features Iraq in its daily headlines.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

26 posted on 10/17/2007 3:36:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson